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Basset, anyone?

Recently, a handful of brave cast members, as well as the director, stage manager, and dialect coach of The Gaming Table all bellied up to that titular table to learn how to play Basset. Why Basset, you ask? And why did Susanna Centlivre write a play centered around the game? I was wondering the same thing… Continue Reading »


Game On!

We are halfway through our first week of rehearsals for The Gaming Table, and it’s already too much fun not to share. So without further ado… Welcome to the Folger Theatre Production Diary for Susanna Centlivre’s The Gaming Table (originally titled The Basset Table), brought to you by a double-dose of Emily T.  That’s right! There are two Emily T’s in… Continue Reading »


Fare Thee Well

Hi there! It’s Louis Butelli, from Folger’s Othello, writing to you one last time. As they say, all good things must come to an end. I’m fairly certain they weren’t referring to this blog when they said it, but, regardless, this is my very last post. The first thing to say is: “don’t despair!” New… Continue Reading »


Vault Tour II and Closing Night

Hello again from your blogfriend Louis Butelli, lately of Folger Theatre’s Othello. I am very, very pleased to report the following couple of things! 1. We had an incredible closing night this past Sunday. We were sold to the rafters with standing-room-only audience members in the back of the theater, and we had a very moving… Continue Reading »


Terms of the Search

Hey there, blogfriends! It’s me, Louis Butelli. I play Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello, which just closed on Sunday. The play may be over, but you haven’t heard the last from me. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ve only got two posts left to go after this one…. Continue Reading »


Recording Othello

Hi from your pal Louis Butelli, aka Roderigo in Folger Theatre’s production of Othello. We’re heading into our final weekend of performances: the show must close this Sunday, December 4th. So if you’ve been thinking about picking up tickets to see us, now is the time. A couple of weeks ago, the company learned that the… Continue Reading »